Week 4 – Discussion COM200: Interpersonal Communication (ACM1904C) ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Active Empathic Listening|
|To be an effective communicator we must master the core competency of listening. A willingness to listen during an interaction allows you to understand others, respond appropriately to what they say, and/or provide helpful feedback. Bevan and Sole (2014) describe ideal listening as active and empathic. In this discussion, you will take a listening quiz and then explain how using active empathic listening can help you improve as a communicator in your personal and professional relationships. Finally, you will explain the role emotional intelligence plays in being a good listener.
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|Prepare: As you prepare to write this discussion post, take a few moments to
|Reflect: Take time to reflect on why listening is so important to becoming a better communicator. Consider how the listening techniques covered in the course textbook, including active empathic listening, could improve your personal and professional relationships. Think about the role of emotional intelligence in listening.|
|Write: Based on your quiz results and what you learned in Chapter 7, section 7.2 and Chapter 8, section 8.3 of the textbook, answer the following questions:
Thoroughly address all three elements of this prompt by writing at least two to three sentences on each element. Use the course readings at least once to help you make your points. Consider copying and pasting these tasks into a word file and addressing each of them separately.
Your initial response should be 200 to 300 words in length and is due by Thursday, Day 3.
|Respond to Peers: Review your classmates’ posts and try to find some common ground or expand on the students’ ideas. Use Bevan and Sole to expand everyone’s understanding of the importance of listening in communication. Ask questions that will enhance everyone’s understanding of the key concepts. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Monday, Day 7. Response posts must be 125 to 200 words in length. If you have questions about how to participate in discussions, consult About Discussions under the Course Home menu.|